River's Edge

 

SHOWCASED PAINTING:
River's Edge VI
(First Freeze)

Image: 21"x31"
Frame: 30"x40"
Acrylic
$2400

 

 

River's Edge IV

Image: 22"x30"
Frame: 31"x38"
Mixed Media
$700

 

 

River's Edge V

Image: 7"x10"
Frame: 14"x16"
Watercolor
$435

 

 

River's Edge VII

Image: 8"x13 1/2"
Frame: 15"x23"
Mixed Media
$725

 

 

River's Edge IX

Image: 11"x30 "
Frame: 17"x36"
Watercolor
$700

 

 

River's Edge X

Image: 21"x31 "
Frame: 30"x40"
Acrylic
$1800

 

 

Artist Statement
RiverÕs Edge Series

He didnÕt know what would happen tomorrow. He didnÕt know that he would soon have to stand before a crowd of thousands and confront and challenge the priests of Baal. He didnÕt know that he would soon call down the fires from heaven to prove that God is who He says He is. He only knew to go to the Kerith ravine, to the river, until God gave additional instructions.

I often read passages like this and wonder how men like Elijah acquire so much faith. One day while reading this story, I believe I understood. You see there was a draught in the land. Can you picture Elijah sitting by the river, drinking from it, depending on it for life, and watching daily, as the weather conditions affected the water? He watched as the river began to grow narrow. It soon became nothing but a stream, and he had to walk through the mud to get his drink. Then the riverbed dried and cracked and the water became only a trickle, and finally little puddles until it was gone. The word says that, after the river dried up, then God told Elijah what to do. I suddenly saw myself at the riverÕs edge. Like Elijah, I had been sent there to depend on and be with God, but instead, I spent my time building a dam to make the water last longer.

This series portrays the beauty of the riverbank, where the water is shallow and slaps on the rocks and grass that project above the waterÕs surface. That place where you can sit and drink the cold water, and "be", because you are refreshed and God is in control. This series reminds me to sit there, and allow it to happen, so that one day I might have the faith of Elijah.